Cook Medal 2014/15 Knowledge Management Research & Practice

Knowledge Management Research & Practice

Winners:
Duncan Pentland, Queen Margaret University
Kirsty Forsyth, Queen Margaret University
Donald MacIver, Queen Margaret University
Mike Walsh, University of Stirling
Richard Murray, NHS Lothian
Linda Irvine, NHS Lothian

Given For:
The Cook Medal is awarded in recognition of the most outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory or practice of knowledge management published in Knowledge Management Research & Practice within the relevant period.

Citation:
Enabling integrated knowledge acquisition and management in health care teams
Knowledge Management Research & Practice 12, 362-374

Through an action research collaboration, this paper explores how published research knowledge can be acquired, organised and shared inside a specialist mental health service. The paper describes how different concepts and approaches in Knowledge Management can be successfully integrated to support the practice of mental health professionals. It provides practical and theoretical considerations for combining people, processes and technology.

The paper creates insights and potential for informing many similar situations – both within Health Care contexts and potentially to other situations where people seek to manage and use published research sources to better inform professional practices.

The authors are all congratulated not only on the quality of the paper but also on the level of collaboration and synthesis of ideas they demonstrated through their research.

The winning article is currently free to access until March, 2019.